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Fairview Cemetery

John Harold Crabtree
1905 - 1940

Dallas Morning News
Page 16
15 Feb 1940

Supply Firm  Official Found Dead From Gas
Special to the News
Denison ,Texas, Feb 14.--- Harold Crabtree, 35, secretary of an auto supply company store here was found by his wife on the floor of the bathroom of their home at 1 a.m. Wednesday. The unlighted gas was on and stockings had been stuffed beneath the closed bathroom door. Judge E. A.Wright, Coroner , is investigating. He was called after a local physician had visited the scene at a call from Mrs. Crabtree.

Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Mr. Crabtree's birthday, with burial at Fairview. Besides his wife he leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Crabtree; a brother, Fred Crabtree, and two sisters, Mrs Bryan Price and Mrs. H.G. Edmiston, all of Denison.

Born in Gordonville, he recieved his schooling at Kingston, Okla., and at Denison.  [Obituary by Susan Hawkins]

Death Certificate Abstract.

Name: J. Harold Crabtree
Death date: 14 Feb 1940 @ 1:30 AM
Death place: 518 W. Acheson St., Denison, Grayson, Texas
Cause of death : asphyxiation at home (gas) – the evidence indicates that he was responsible
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): W
Age at death: 34 years 11 months 28 days
Birth date: 16 Feb 1905
Birthplace: Gordonville, Texas
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Georgia Crabtree
Father's name: J. C. Crabtree
Father's birthplace: Gordonville, Texas
Mother's name: Mary L. Cook
Mother's birthplace: Texas
Occupation: Secretary, Babcock Auto Supply Co.
Residence: 518 W. Acheson St., Denison, Texas for 28 yrs
Cemetery name: Fairview Cem
Burial place: Denison, Texas
Burial date: 16 Feb 1940
Informant: Mrs. Georgia Crabtree, Denison, TX
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976


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